Local people invited give their views on proposed new homes in Gresham

Housing provider Thirteen is asking local people and organisations to give their views on its plans to bring new homes to Gresham, in partnership with Middlesbrough Council.

Gresham Homes Artists Impression Streetscape

16 Dec 2019

A consultation event is being held on Thursday 19 December between 2pm and 5pm at Newport Community Hub, St Paul’s Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 5NQ.

Under proposals to be considered by Middlesbrough Council’s Mayor Andy Preston and Executive, Thirteen would build up to 179 new homes on the site and create an area “where people will want to live and visit”.

The proposed homes would be a modern mixture of houses, apartments and bungalows on land between Linthorpe Road and Union Street.

Ian Wardle, Thirteen’s Chief Executive, said: “Our exciting plans for the development in Gresham will provide a much-needed mix of modern, well-appointed affordable homes for customers in Middlesbrough within easy reach of the town centre.

“This consultation event is offering everyone the chance to come and see the plans for themselves and use this as an opportunity to provide us with valuable feedback before we submit the planning application for this vibrant development.”

Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston said: “I’m confident this is a fantastic opportunity for Gresham and for Middlesbrough but what I think isn’t enough. I want to know what the public think and that is exactly what this consultation is about.”

Middlesbrough Council has recently obtained a Compulsory Purchase Order from the Planning Inspectorate to acquire the remaining seven properties on the land.

The new homes will complement the student village being created by Teesside University.